The Center for South Asia at the University of Wisconsin – Madison is made up of a community of faculty and staff who reflect the diversity and global relevance of South Asian Studies. Through our diverse academic disciplines, summer language institute, annual conference, student organizations and outreach programs, the Center seeks to define and promote greater understanding of South Asian history, language, religion and culture. We also support linkages to other relevant area studies and global studies programs that emphasize transnational flows of culture, people, money in ways that are important to a better understanding of South Asia both in the past and the present.
DVD – (22 minutes, 1970, black & white)
Price: $195.00 + shipping and handling
…presents the currents and moods of the city through a series of strikingly common and uncommon visual images. It captures the pulse of daily life that returns again and again to the Ganges River and its sacred waters. The film explores the city’s shrines, its crowded lanes, its roadside stalls, its cremation-wood cutters, its funeral processions, its young, and its old. The film gives the viewer a feeling for the people of Banaras – their faces, their periods of activity, and their moments of public worship and private reflection.
- Library Takeover Event: Namaste Madison
Celebrate the contributions of Indian-Amerians in the greater Madison area on May 13, 2017 at Madison’s Central Library. We will have:
- children’s activities
- panel discussions
- STE(A)M demonstrations
- poster exhibit
- Indian food
Main events take place in the Bubbler and on the Third floor of the Central Library. Visit the website for ...
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- CSA and SASLI receive UW-Madison Educational Innovations Grant
The Center for South Asia and the South Asia Summer Language Institute are pleased to announce that our project was selected for a UW-Madison Educational Innovations grant of $10,000! This support will supplement costs associated with designing an Elementary Hindi blended course in Canvas and PressBooks. The development of these ...
- Mitali Perkins and Mathangi Subramaniam receive South Asia Book Award for Outstanding Children’s and YA Literature
To encourage and commend authors and publishers who produce such books, and to provide librarians and teachers with recommendations for educational use, the South Asia National Outreach Consortium (SANOC) will offer a yearly ...